Dorin Chira is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Letters. He received his PhD in Linguistics from Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, in 2002. His research areas are lexicology and lexicography, morphology and sociolinguistics. Selected publications include the books Structure and Meaning. An Exercise on the English Lexicon (2005), Aspects of English Lexicology(2005) and a number of articles in books and journals. He is also director of the MA Programme in British Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Letters.